Texas’s oldest dealership, and one of the oldest in the nation, belongs to the family-owned Sames Auto Group. Since its start in 1910, the group has grown to include 19 dealerships in its portfolio, three of which were added in October. On the latest episode of Inside Automotive, we’re joined by the 5th-generation CEO, Evelyn Sames, to learn more. Watch the full segment here.
Ford has lowered the requirements for dealers to participate in its voluntary electric vehicle certification program in response to 26 dealers’ claims stating that Ford’s EV dealer program breaches Illinois state franchise laws. The announcement to dealers coincides with a retreat in EV plans by Ford and other automakers as the adoption curve flattens. For example, executives at BlueOval postponed $12 billion in planned EV spending after the company’s Model e EV and software business segment reported a $1.3 billion loss in the third quarter. Read More
As electric vehicles (EVs) continue to gain popularity, it is crucial for automotive retail businesses to understand and cater to diverse consumer segments. In recent years, women have emerged as a significant force in the EV market. Today, we’ll explore some of the statistics on women owners of electric vehicles, sheds light on their motivations, and provides insights into effective marketing and sales strategies to engage and attract this growing demographic. Read More
Developing strong rapport with potential car buyers over the phone is crucial for sales professionals in the automotive industry. It involves establishing a genuine connection, comprehending the buyer’s requirements, and assisting them in finding the perfect vehicle. Read More